$12.99 is the retail price for a deluxe. anything over that is scalping.

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by peaces, Nov 23, 2012.

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  1. peaces

    peaces Well-Known Member

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    so i learned something interesting while shopping at tru. a worker was looking up first editions for me in the inventory system and it showed a retail price of 12.99. this is further evidenced by bbts selling the dark energon defender bumblebee preorder at 12.99, while the rest of the line is marked up to 19.99. a typical practice for bbts. scalping at the retail level disgusts me. this has to stop. it's bad enough collectors are scalping fellow collectors, but do we really need stores scalping us too?
     
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    By your definition, every retailer is scalping by ordering directly from the wholesaler and daring to want to make a profit...
     
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    No
    Just... No
     
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    You don't seem like you're very familiar with how pricing goes in this hobby and why certain things are the way they are, so to a point I can try and look past such a ridiculous statement.

    Then I read the statement again and decide not to bother trying to provide background because the way you phrased this statement, I'm thinking anything I say will simply fall on deaf ears, so why bother.
     
  5. doomboy536

    doomboy536 Universe Onslaught fanboy

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    Yeah, this thread won't end well.

    EDIT: Also serious lols at some of the prices in the OP's sig.
     
  6. Hyperoptic

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    Whatever...

    *hugs my POL*
     
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